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Dive Review of Catalina Divers Supply/Seaport Village Inn in
The Continental USA/Catalina Island, CA

December, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Gregg Gaylord, WI, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5321
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Pacific, Caribbean, Solomons, PNG, Atlantic, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Cocos,
Andaman Sea
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
59   to 55    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 45    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
1 stars   
4 stars    
CATALINA DIVERS SUPPLY:  I called well in advance to arrange a "guided
private series of dives" so that I could get more experience with
drysuit diving.  They were superb.  Reservations were well handled and
friendly.  Donny was a superb helpful dive guide.  Very professional,
helped me with my drysuit and very calm and understanding.  I could not
have had a better experience.  The water IS cold though not ice diving.  We
went through a lot of kelp, saw an angel shark and a couple of seals. 
There is a rich "macro" environment.  I was there for the drysuit
experience and I was very happy with how they handled that.  I would
definitely go again with this superb operation.

Seaport Village Inn:  All I can say is RAUL IS THE BEST.  He is friendly,
helpful, accomodating, hard working, and and excellent communicator.  If
the rest of the world had his attitude, we'd probably have the cure for
cancer by now!  OK..that's a stretch, but he's wonderful.  The SVI
accomodates divers with transporation, allows you to "hang your
suits", and they even served us breakfast in bed (OK..brought it TO
our room as part of the free breakfast).  The rooms are NOT luxurious. 
They are adequate.  But they are clean and a GREAT VALUE.  I would
definitely stay here again if diving Catalina.  
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